August 29, 2014
BC’s pilot Take Home Naloxone (THN) program has reversed 125 opioid drug overdoses over the past two years, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.
August 22, 2014
New research from CFRI and BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) shows that helmet laws really do make a difference. The study, which appears in the July issue of Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada, shows Canadian children living in areas with laws mandating helmet use were more than twice as likely to wear helmets and were significantly less likely to suffer from head injuries.
August 21, 2014
Public health officials are renewing their call for men who have sex with men to get tested for syphilis as 2013 figures show the number of cases has surpassed the 2012 rate, which was already the highest in decades.
August 1, 2014
BC Transplant is proud to support the LGBTQ community at this year’s Pride Festival and is encouraging everyone to consider becoming an organ donor, regardless of sexual orientation.
July 30, 2014
New cases continue to be reported for the Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa. As of July 23, there have been 1,201 cases and 672 deaths reported to the World Health Organization from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and more cases are expected.
July 28, 2014
Parents and coaches can now access the latest evidence-based information on concussion diagnosis and care thanks to a new, free online resource: the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) for Parents, Players, and Coaches.
July 28, 2014
On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, 2014, it’s important to acknowledge that more than 130,000 British Columbians are hepatitis B and/or C infected. That’s one out of every 33 people.
BC Children's and Sunny Hill
July 23, 2014
Patients with inherited bleeding and inherited red blood cell disorders now have access to improved care and support for their use of blood and blood products, thanks to an application launched today at BC Children’s Hospital.
BC Mobile Medical Unit
July 17, 2014
The province’s Mobile Medical Unit played a key role in saving the lives of four people on board a small plane that crashed after taking off in a remote part of B.C.’s Central Coast last weekend.
June 23, 2014
As the first local fruits and vegetables of summer start to ripen, the BC Centre for Disease Control is reminding people to practice safe home canning. Improper canning can lead to botulism, a serious form of food poisoning that can cause death.